Community Support

Community based support is support you receive to help you manage a mental health problem while you are living in the community. Our support is entirely personalised around your individual needs and aspirations. Our aim is to support you to live a fulfilling and functional life within the community, enhancing your independence and paving the way to recovery. We provide different community based services.

  • Intermediate Support Service
  • Self directed Support
  • Private support

Who can apply?

Anyone. If you are experiencing a difficult time in your life and your mental health is preventing you from overcoming these difficulties, Kettering Mind is here to help.

How do I apply?

  • Call Us – To request more information on how to apply
  • Visit Us – Our Mixing Bowl is an information point which serves light refreshments, where you can find out more about our services.

More Information

Intermediate Support Service (InSS)

The Intermediate Support Service is a short term service, a step on the road to independence and to an enhanced quality of life. The purpose of this service is to support you to achieve your goals in life. Your outcomes or specific goals are set out by you at the beginning of your support. Once goals are set, a worker will help you identify realistic steps towards achieving your desired outcomes. These steps will form the basis of your support plan and this will enable you to track the progress you are making. Examples of outcomes include:

  • To access community facilities to develop friendships and interests
  • To return to employment
  • To have the confidence to use public transport to reconnect with friends or family
  • To have the skills needed to manage your own tenancy e.g. household tasks, shopping, budgeting, and setting up utility services
  • To enrol on a course to learn new skills or work towards a qualification
  • To be part of the local community, e.g. engaging with faith organisations, joining clubs, volunteering
  • To know how to look after your own physical and mental health, being able to deal with stress and knowing how to keep yourself feeling well

The Intermediate Support Service is funded by NHS Corby Clinical Commissioning Group and NHS Nene Clinical Commissioning Group.
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Self Directed Support

The Self Directed Support Service unlike the InSS is not short term. However the purpose of this service remains the same. Your outcomes or specific goals are set out by you at the beginning of your support. Once goals are set, a worker will help you identify realistic steps towards achieving your desired outcomes. These steps will form the basis of your support plan and this will enable you to track the progress you are making. Examples of outcomes include:

  • To access community facilities to develop friendships and interests
  • To return to employment
  • To have the confidence to use public transport to reconnect with friends or family
  • To have the skills needed to manage own tenancy e.g. household tasks, shopping, budgeting, and setting up utility services
  • To enrol on a course to learn new skills or work towards a qualification
  • To be part of the local community, e.g. engaging with faith organisations, joining clubs, volunteering
  • To know how to look after your own physical and mental health, being able to deal with stress and knowing how to keep yourself feeling well

Private Support

Not everyone is eligible for long term support funding, not everyone wants to go through that process. That’s why we also offer private support. This means you are able to pay us directly to support you 1to1 in a way that completely suits you. This can be regular sessions or support just when you need it.